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Tether and The City of Lugano Announce 1 Bitcoin prize for Plan B Forum Ticket Holders

LUGANO, Switzerland, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tether Operations Limited (“Tether”), the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to that powers the largest stablecoin by market capitalization of over US $67 billion, and the City of Lugano have announced that they will be giving away 1 Bitcoin to Plan B Forum ticket holders at the upcoming conference. Slated to take place from 28-29 October 2022, three lucky ticket holders at the Forum will have the opportunity to win up to 1 Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain ballot prize.

“We are excited to introduce yet another way for attendees to experience the power and potential of Bitcoin while creating an engaging moment during the conference,” said Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether. “By giving away one Bitcoin we hope to inspire more people to join the digital economy. Introduction and education are key pillars of participation and we believe that we can be a catalyst for the long term and mainstream adoption for cryptocurrency.”

Bitcoin blocks generated after noon CEST on the 29th October will be used to select the three winners. Only ticket holders that check in to the Plan B Forum will be eligible to receive their share of the Bitcoin ballot prize. The prize will be split as follows; two all-access/cyberpunk ticket holders are eligible to win 0.4 BTC each while the remaining 0.2 BTC will go to one general/student ticket holder.

The Forum promises to bring together the foremost thought leaders and creators from the world of digital finance to discuss how Bitcoin is disrupting the world on a social and economical level through four different tracks: governmental, corporate, individual, and technological. It will promote deep conversation around freedom of communication and finance delving into topics including the disintermediation of finance, accessibility of financial services, unbanked persons, and regulation.

Speakers at the forum will include some of the most influential global leaders such as Milena Mayorga, ambassador of El Salvador to the United States, Fadi Elsalameen, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute, and Farida Bemba Nabourema, human rights activist and founder of the “Faure Must Go” movement in Togo, to discuss the true impact and potential of decentralized technologies.

Other speakers to look forward to include Stella Assange, wife of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Nick Szabo, Cypherpunk and Computer Scientist and Max Keiser, founder of El Zonte Capital to name a few. For the full speaker list, click here.

To purchase tickets to the events please visit https://planb.lugano.ch/planb-forum/

About Tether

Tether is the preeminent stablecoin and a pioneer for financial freedom and innovation. Created in October 2014, Tether has grown to become the most traded cryptocurrency, surpassing that of all rival offerings combined. Tether is disrupting the legacy financial system by offering a more modern approach to money By introducing fiat currency-digital cash to bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Tron, Algorand, and Solana blockchains, as well as smart contract platform, Avalanche, Tether makes a significant contribution to a more connected ecosystem. Tether combines digital currency benefits, such as instant global transactions, with traditional currency benefits, such as price stability. With a commitment to transparency and compliance, Tether is a fast and low-cost way to transact with money.

About the City of Lugano

Lugano is the economic capital of Southern Switzerland, strategically located between the metropolitan areas of Milan and Zurich. Set in an exceptional natural context and landscape, Lugano is the ideal place for living and working. The city hosts an important financial center and vibrant pharmaceutical, commodity trading, and fashion hubs and remains a sought-after tourist destination. A university town since 1996, Lugano is home to world-class research institutes and infrastructure, including the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA) and the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS). Among the safest cities in the Country, Lugano offers business-friendly legislation, great infrastructure, and political stability typical of Switzerland, combined with a Mediterranean flair.

About Plan B 

Lugano’s Plan B is a joint initiative between the City of Lugano and Tether to accelerate the use of and leverage bitcoin technology as the foundation to transform the city’s financial infrastructure.

The plan will scale blockchain and Bitcoin throughout the city to positively impact all facets of daily life for the residents of Lugano. From small transactions with local merchants to larger efforts – such as paying annual taxes – blockchain will serve as the foundation for the city’s financial exchanges.

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STL unveils 5G cosmos to help Indian telcos fiberise their networks for 5G

–  Enable Indian Telcos fiberise 5g networks at a fast pace

–  Help create high quality and long-lasting fibre infrastructure for the country

NEW DELHI, Oct. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —  STL (NSE: STLTECH), one of the industry’s leading integrators of digital networks, today unveiled 5G Cosmos – an optical solution for towers and small cells – to lend speed to the 5G rollout.



As India approaches the much-awaited 5G buildouts, telecom operators need to look at fiberisation with a futuristic lens. India’s fiberisation will increase ~3X to 60 Mn fkm annually. Tower and small cell fiberisation will be big drivers. Tower fiberisation must increase from ~35% to ~80% to provide high quality 5G services. Additionally, 5G will require upto 4X small cells, backhauled with fibre.

Despite the intent and capital availability, India’s fibre space is constrained by deployment speed and scale. 5G Cosmos is an Atmanirbhar, patented solution that can solve these challenges and connect every tower, small cell and node. It comprises of:

  1. 5G optical network topology design – The design will deliver a highly competent network with enhanced scalability, bandwidth, and reduced latency
  2. StellarTM Fibre – This bend insensitive fibre, apt for congested 5G topology, minimises data loss and ensures speed through seamless splicing
  3. Celesta intelligently bonded ribbon cables– These high-density cables will reduce installation time and optimise project costs
  4. Plug-and-Play optical devices- STL’s Opto-Bolt and Opto-Blaze offer a pre-connectorised, ruggedised Plug-and-play solution, resulting in faster execution and de-skilling of field installations
  5. Automation-led fibre deployment– This technology-led approach offers backhaul fiberisation using robotics and AI-driven field management systems

Launching 5G Cosmos at IMC 2022, Pankaj Miglani, Director Supply Chain Management, Bharti Airtel, said: “We are readying our infrastructure for 5G and fiberisation is a core need. We are happy to see the use cases that 5G Cosmos can solve for telcos and enable us to deliver a great 5G experience to our customers.”

STL’s Managing Director, Ankit Agarwal, remarked, “Indian telecom operators are ready to install fibre-dense networks for 5G. This will need an integrated and futuristic solution. We have built 5G Cosmos to enable fiberisation of macro and small cells at scale and achieve the full potential of 5G. We wish telecom operators the very best for one of the largest 5G rollouts in the world.”

About STL – Sterlite Technologies Ltd:

STL is an industry-leading integrator of digital networks that helps telcos, cloud companies, citizen networks and large enterprises deliver enhanced experiences to their customers. Read more, Contact us.

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STL launches Multiverse – India's first Multicore fibre and cable; aims to revolutionize the optical landscape

-Most advanced optical technology in India

-A game changer for 5G, Quantum Computing and Data Centre connectivity

NEW DELHI, Oct. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — STL (NSE: STLTECH), one of the industry’s leading integrators of digital networks, today launched India’s first Multicore fibre and cable. This breakthrough innovation will change the optical connectivity landscape of India.

This has been conceptualised and developed indigenously at STL’s Centre of Excellence in Maharashtra with top interdisciplinary R&D experts. STL’s Multiverse leverages Space Division Multiplexing to gain 4X transmission capacity per fibre, within the same diameter.

Speaking at the launch, Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said: “I am excited to see this optical fibre innovation from a homegrown company. STL’s Multiverse fibre and cable will enable 4X capacity and play a vital role in 5G scale-up. I wish STL all the very best for their efforts towards supporting network build outs.”

 STL Multiverse offers features that can revolutionise connectivity for network builders:

  • High capacity per 5G cell site – It’s now possible to connect multiple radio heads through a single Multicore fibre and reduce the cabling footprint for 5G networks
  • Quad-core fibre connectivity in data centres -Today most advanced fibre cables have ~7000 cores. This advancement takes it upto ~28000 cores, thereby powering connectivity for warehouse-scale computing
  • Quantum communication feasibility – The growth of quantum communication is expected to support the co-existence of quantum communication and telecommunication channels. Multicore fibre offers exciting possibilities in this emerging area.
  • Carbon footprint reduction – This greenest-ever optical fibre reduces cable surface area by ~75% and plastic in the ground by ~10%

Commenting on the launch, Dr Badri Gomatam, CTO, STL, said, “We have been doing deep research on optical fibre for over 15 years. In the last three years, we have been able to excel in Multicore technology and indigenously developed this product. We are proud to be the first in India to launch this. STL’s Multiverse will revolutionise 5G and data center connectivity, actualise quantum computing at scale and make the internet greener.”

About STL – Sterlite Technologies Ltd:

STL is an industry-leading integrator of digital networks that helps telcos, cloud companies, citizen networks and large enterprises deliver enhanced experiences to their customers. Read more, Contact us.

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IIIT Hyderabad and Silicon Labs Launch Campus-wide Wi-SUN Network for Smart City Applications

New Smart City Living Lab initiative to enable research and innovation in this emerging IOT communication standard

HYDERABAD, India, Oct. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IIITH Smart City Living Lab in partnership with Silicon Labs, a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology, today launched a campus-wide Wi-SUN network to enable research and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities. Wi-SUN is an open-standard protocol enabling interoperable solutions through open source software with multi-layer security. Wi-SUN will enable utilities, municipalities, and other enterprises to deploy long-range, low-power wireless mesh networks connecting thousands of IoT nodes.

IIITH Smart City Living Lab is setup as an initiative of MEITY (Ministry of Electronics & IT) , National Cities Mission, and Gov of Telangana, with knowledge support from EBTC (European Business Technology Council). Silicon Labs, Intel, and Saint Gobain are the other three founding corporate partners. Professor Ramesh Loganathan said, “The Smart City Living Lab, a year old now,  is already a testbed for various start-ups and research. IIITH’s campus consists of sensor networks monitoring different verticals such as water, energy, air pollution, solar generation, etc. as well as a strong standards based data network”.

The Wi-SUN network will add to the existing modes of sensor communications including Wi-Fi and LORA. Wi-SUN needs no towers or expensive communications infrastructure, and allows sensors to connect easily to the cloud. The  project at IIITH will convert all 100 streetlights on campus to Wi-SUN smart streetlights, to build a dense and steady network to allow other sensors such as energy meters, indoor deployments etc., anywhere on campus to utilize these lights as router nodes to send sensor data. 

“Industry-academia partnerships, like the Smart City Living Lab are critical to the growth of the IoT in India,” said Ross Sabolcik, SVP of Industrial and Commercial at Silicon Labs. “Together, we can solve some of the country’s most complex challenges and improve quality of life for all with wireless connectivity. This Wi-SUN network launch is an important milestone that will be the foundation for future smart city applications.”

This project is the foundation for future research study into the Wi-SUN network and will also include challenges for start-ups to build solutions for smart cities using the Wi-SUN network to help take smart city innovations to cost-effective deployment. 

About IIIT-Hyderabad: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research that has a greater social impact. Some of its research domains include Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Education Technologies, Power Systems, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.

Website: www.iiit.ac.in

About Silicon Labs: Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world. Their integrated hardware and software platform, intuitive development tools, thriving ecosystem, and robust support make them an ideal long-term partner in building advanced industrial, commercial, home, and life applications. Silicon Labs makes it easy for developers to solve complex wireless challenges throughout the product lifecycle and get to market quickly with innovative solutions that transform industries, grow economies, and improve lives. Silicon Labs is headquartered in Austin, Texas with its largest wireless development centre in Hyderabad, India. 

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